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'''Boston''' (pronounced ) is the List of capitals in the United States|capital and List of U.S. states' largest cities by population|largest city of the Commonwealth (U.S. state)|Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston also served as the county seat of Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk County until Massachusetts disbanded most county governments by 2000.[https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cislevelsofgov/ciscounty.htm List of intact or abandoned Massachusetts county governments] The New England town#Cities|city proper covers with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the List of cities by population in New England|largest city in New England and the List of United States cities by population|23rd largest city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger...
Official nameCity of Boston
Settlement typeState capital
Image skylineBoston Collage 4 750px.jpg
Imagesize325px
Image caption{{hlist |From top to bottom, left to right: the List of tallest buildings in Boston|Boston skyline viewed from the Bunker Hill Monument; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|Museum of Fine Arts; Faneuil Hall; Massachusetts State House; The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Boston Public Library, McKim Building|Boston Public Library; the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; South Station; Boston University and the Charles River; Arnold Arboretum; Fenway Park; and the Boston Common}}
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Image sealSeal of Boston.svg
Nickname''See Boston nicknames''
Motto{{nowrap|''Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis'' {{smaller|(Latin)}}
{{smaller|"As God was with our fathers, so may He be with us"}}}}
Image mapSuffolk County Massachusetts incorporated and unincorporated areas Boston highlighted.svg
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